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bngbuck
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Posted - 04/02/2011 :  21:16:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send bngbuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dave.....

Well, the question was hostile no matter to whom it was directed.
Hostility, like beauty, may lie in the eye of the beholder.
So saying you weren't being hostile to skeptics simply means that you were being hostile to Alexander1304
O.K.
Doesn't it only require a willingness to overcome one's biases as the evidence demands?
That too.
bng
You mention Randi.
Dave
Actually, you did.
Actually, so did Kil

Kil
I assure you, Randi does not say that psi is not possible. Obviously, he strongly doubts it or he wouldn't be offering a million bucks to anyone who can provide a positive result under controlled conditions
Line 10 in Kil's long post above
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Dave W.
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Posted - 04/02/2011 :  22:05:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by bngbuck

Hostility, like beauty, may lie in the eye of the beholder.
Tell me something I don't know.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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bngbuck
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Posted - 04/02/2011 :  23:30:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send bngbuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dave.....

Tell me something I don't know.
I just did!
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Chippewa
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Posted - 04/04/2011 :  02:42:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Alexander1304

..."Most parapsychologists remain skeptical about the reality of astral bodies"...Another statement is made that "even gross materialist would allow that it is conceivable that human consciousness and personality are not stored in physical brain but in āstral brain..."



Instead of approaching the idea of "astral bodies" and human consciousness stored in an "astral brain", it would be more sensible I think to approach any explanation concerning claims of the "paranormal" from the standpoint of hallucinations. Also perhaps specific physical and cultural psychology that would cause people to hallucinate and the need they have to believe in such things. This gets us closer to Occam's razor in explanation.


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